Daniel Sirstad

An Announcement!

We have an announcement! For those not aware, DayStar Ministries birthed a group called Apostolic Moral Purity in September of 2020. Over the last 21 months, much has been accomplished. Currently, AMP is producing online events twice a month, which is posted on Facebook and on their YouTube channel. Some recent guests have been Rev. Stan Gleason and Rev. Esmeralda…

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Devoted To Destruction

For Christmas 2021, I bought myself 3 Bibles. One of them is an ESV Readers Bible. It has six volumes and has no verse or chapter divisions. I have been reading it this year and am thoroughly enjoying it. In Deuteronomy, Moses gave a history lesson to the people of Israel of their progression from…

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

One explanation for the origin of the “Liar, liar pants on fire” rhyme involves the curiosity of a young country boy who stole a cigar from his daddy’s smokebox and hid in the tool shed to secretly mimic his father. After the boy lit the cigar, his dad smelled the potent smoke and followed its trail…

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Unmet Needs Become Issues

A Need Vs. An Issue In June of 2021, I wrote about needy people. We determined that each of us is needy on purpose, and God makes us that way, allowing us to choose whom we turn to in time of need. God or not God. In this article, I want to highlight the difference…

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The Father’s Eyes vs. The Brother’s Eyes!

Luke 15:11-31 is the only place that records the story of the Prodigal son. There are three major players in this story: the younger son, the Father; and, the older brother. The younger son, full of talent and energy, is selfish instead of selfless. The Father, full of patience and longsuffering, is selfless instead of…

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Another Take on 70 X 7

What do I mean by another take on 70 x 7? Forgiving, in theory, is not overly complicated. Forgiving in practice is not overly simplistic. It seems the Old Testament encouraged the practice of forgiving someone up to three times or maybe four. Fast forward to the New Testament, and Peter, remembering Jesus teaching the…

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M A G A

For the past few years, we have seen this acronym (MAGA) in various places. I’m sure you all have an idea of what it means. Or, at least you think you do. M A G A = Mad At God Again All anger inevitably makes its way back to God. It is an uncomfortable thought, but true. Historically, God…

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What is Porn Addiction?

What is Porn Addiction? There is some difference of opinion on what addiction is, including pornography addiction. The determining factor is often whether you are the primary figure in the addiction or if it is someone else under consideration. It is a whole lot easier to diagnose addiction in others than in ourselves. Anything that…

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Get Wisdom—Get Understanding!

Get Wisdom—Get Understanding! People recognize the value of pursuing wisdom. Some propagate the benefit of receiving a degree from a college, university, or seminary. Others prefer obtaining a specialized certification from a trade school. Some refer to themselves as self-taught, spending countless hours poring over information designed to help them hone their craft or interest.…

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Responding to False Accusations

Responding to False Accusations Have you ever been accused incorrectly? Of course, you have. It started early on in life when your parents accused you of making a mess. In reality, it was your sibling, a neighborhood friend, or the family pet. But you were accused, and you had to clean it up. Do you…

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Perfect Hatred!

Perfect Hatred Is perfect hatred possible? The Psalmist, David, spends most of the 139th Psalm declaring the beautiful works of God on a personal level. If it’s been a while since you have read Psalm 139, I encourage you to do so. Then, David gets to the 19th verse and does an about-face. David clearly…

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Love Thyself!

Love Thyself! I understand this will make some folks uncomfortable. I can see the gears in your mind working through this, “What does he mean, Love Thyself!” We’re not supposed to do that. Wrong. We know the first greatest commandment is to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, all you soul, and…

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